by providing an accreditation for a motor sports event, the organiser gives the accredited journalists access to areas that are dangerous and thus prohibited for spectators. The accreditation is designed to make the work of our colleagues as journalists easier, especially for photographers and film crews. Only this accredited group of people is allowed to enter prohibited areas and then only with the permission of the event marshals at that location.
Thus an accreditation can only be given to those who can provide proper evidence of their journalistic activity.
Presenting a press card is generally not, in itself, sufficient grounds for accreditation. The event organiser reserves the right to request further proof of journalistic employment.
An accreditation for the Eifel Rallye Festival may be granted, if
- a signed editorial mandate by a media company relating to the event is produced. Mandates by photographic agencies and press offices cannot be accepted.
- It must be possible to purchase the respective media via public sale. Advertising agencies, club and internal company magazines cannot be accredited. The number of accreditations per editorial office depends on the respective media's print run (IVW statement necessary).
- Due to the enormous international interest generated by the Eifel Rallye Festival and for safety reasons only a limited number of accreditations can be given to photographers and film crews. The event organiser reserves the right to decide who will be given an accreditation. For all editorial offices that cannot be given an accreditation or can only be given a lesser accreditation, there will be an image database available.
- For photographic agencies and editorial offices the same rules apply as for print media.
- Journalists working for electronic media will be treated just like journalists working for print media. They can be accredited, if media coverage is guaranteed and the number of visitors or PIs to the website as well as the nature and scope of the media coverage are sufficient to warrant the issue of accreditation.
- An accreditation is granted if a website is signed up with the "Informationsgemeinschaft zur Feststellung der Verbreitung von Werbeträgern e. V." (IVW - available at www.ivw.de) or a similar service which registers the number of visitors or page impressions independently.
- The film and TV rights as well as all other projects using moving images of the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival are held exclusively by the event organisers. The use of TV and video cameras as well as every production of moving or sequential images (also by means of digital cameras, smartphones etc.) requires the explicit written permission of the event organisers as the holder and executor of the film and TV rights by means of the corresponding accreditation. The inappropriate use of any devices producing moving images may result in the immediate revocation of the press pass, banishment from the event and the event's premises respectively and in subsequent compensation claims because of the breach of the TV or film rights belonging to the rights holders. It is strictly prohibited to take aerial photographs or to film by means of a camera drone. Exceptions to this rule are only possible with the explicit written authorisation of the event organisers arranged in advance.
!! Accreditation will not be given to photographers or film crews who only work commercial and do not have any media connection. The organiser reserves the right to accept or refuse any accreditation request.